Anneliese Michele was a devout Catholic girl, was she to extreme in her religion? She felt she had to suffer for the sins of priests and others by sleeping on a bare floor in the winter. She was trying to make up for the sins of her mother (a child out of wedlock) and for her sister dying at a young age. Why would a demon attack someone so devoted to God? We always hear about demons attacking those who invite them or those who are into drugs, alcohol, and those filled with negative thoughts.
When we look at what Anneliese Michele went through we see a long, compounding series of mistakes.
First, by doctors for not catching the multiple personality disorder, and later by the Church, her parents and the priest.
We see no one caught the similarities between her situation and the movie The Exorcist which she had seen.
When Anneliese was 23 years old in 1975, she went on a pilgrimage. It was on this pilgrimage that an accompanying older woman concluded …